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Published August 03, 2009, 01:05 PM

Dickinson continues work on rebuilding

DICKINSON, N.D. (AP) — The chairman of a group overseeing a fund to help victims of the July 8 tornado that struck Dickinson says the community is recovering but rebuilding is a challenge.

DICKINSON, N.D. (AP) — The chairman of a group overseeing a fund to help victims of the July 8 tornado that struck Dickinson says the community is recovering but rebuilding is a challenge.

The Rev. Steve Tangen says some residents have not yet received insurance settlements, and major rebuilding projects have to be finished.

Organizers of a July benefit said earlier that about $50,000 was raised for tornado victims. Tangen said more money is being collected and grants are being sought. He expects to know by the end of August how much money will be available in a fund set up for donations.

Tangen said residents have until Aug. 17 to apply for aid from the fund. Each applicant will be assigned a case manager.

Damage from the tornado has been estimated at about $20 million.

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